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The Mathematics of Disease

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  • HIV medication offers protection against malaria
  • Lyme pathogen linked ot emerging tick disease
  • Obesity widespred in the Pacific Islands
  • Frequent plasma donations making people sick
  • Elderly benefit from positive, subliminal stereotypes
  • Light drinking while pregnant may not be harmful
  • Laser accurately measures fruit, vegetable intake
  • Helping children with respiratory syncytial virus
  • Energy drinks associated with behavioral problems
  • Women ignore heart attack symptoms, delay help
  • Extent of C. difficile infections is calculated

The Mathematics of Disease

Researchers are using complex calculations to better understand — and — prevent the spread of various diseases.


Calculating Ebola

At the height of a deadly epidemic, YSPH researchers develop a model that sheds light on the transmission patterns of the virus.


Deterring assaults

An epidemic of sexual violence in South Africa's townships can be significantly reduced, and mathematical modeling shows how.

Public Health Modeling Concentration

Modeling Concentration Launched at YSPH

A new program at the Yale School of Public Health will provide students with public health modeling skills.

Paul Cleary, Dean

Dean Steps Down

A look at the many accomplishments of Dean Paul Cleary, who is stepping down after 10 years.


Student-alumni Mentorship Program Flourishes

A Yale School of Public Health program pairs aspiring health professionals with specialists in the field.

Rick Lawson


  • Undaunted by Ebola
  • Veterans Day, Every Day


  • Providing water, sustaining life
  • Alumni News
Ebola report

YSPH Notes

  • Caribbean health
  • Ebola quarantines medically unjustified, unconstitutional, YALE-ACLU report says
  • REIDS re-funded
  • A healthier Elm City
  • Veteran researcher, leading tick expert retires
  • Galvani's appointment makes history at Yale
  • Centennial lectures
  • Invasion of the bloodsuckers
  • Awards and Honors
  • Zika's rise
  • YSPH around the world